Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Shrewsbury Master Plan discussed by selectmen

June 30th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Updating the existing Master Plan was discussed at the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting June 28. Kristen Las, Shrewsbury assistant town manager and economic development coordinator, made the presentation.

Attention shoppers!

June 30th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The parking lot at the Christmas Tree Shop plaza is undergoing a major renovation on the Route 20 side to include more spaces.

Sheriff’s picnic to be held Aug. 20

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has announced the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic will be held at SAC Park in Shrewsbury Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for all seniors.

“As Sheriff, hosting the Annual Senior Picnic is one of the great highlights of the year. This year’s Senior Picnic will be a wonderful fun filled day to give back to the seniors of Worcester County who have given so much to their communities over the years, ” said Evangelidis.

Sherwood School to hold summer reading program

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Summer R.E.C.E.S.S (reading everyday can ensure student success) Reading Program for grades K-4 will be offered at the Sherwood Middle School this summer. During this free class, teachers will read and discuss the required reading book with the children and work on a related craft.

Local lawyer committed to supporting work of the Red Cross

June 29th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – According to Jeffrey E. Swaim, a member of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts Board of Directors, between July 2015 and April, the Red Cross responded to home fires affecting 174 central Massachusetts families. He said it also trained 9,901 area residents in preparedness and health and safety classes. But these are just some of the services that fuel the Shrewsbury resident’s dedication to the nonprofit. A partner at the Mirick O’Connell law firm and a single dad to three children, he’s serving as a board member for the third year in a three-year term. But his admiration for the Red Cross developed years ago.

Shrewsbury police log, July 1 edition

June 29th, 2016

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Shrewsbury Friday, June 17 2:18 a.m. Clinton St. Suspicious person/MV. 5:11 a.m. Laurel Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 1:16 p.m. Hawthorne Rd. Identity theft. 1:34 p.m. Kenilworth Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 5:19 p.m. Edgewater Ave. Threats. 5:57 p.m. Grafton St. Larceny attempt. 10:11 p.m. Monroe St. Medical call. Saturday, June 18 1:29 a.m. Spring St. Suspicious person/MV. 2:16 […]

Shrewsbury mother channels her grief into action

June 29th, 2016

Aileen Lovejoy holds a photo of her beloved late son, Francis Baillargeon III, who died three years ago from an opioid overdose. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Shrewsbury – Knowing firsthand the agony of losing her adult child to opioid addiction, Shrewsbury resident Aileen Lovejoy was moved by the raging epidemic to create a support group for others who have lost a loved one due to substance addiction. Last December, she and her co-facilitator, Deb Dowd-Foley, started a local chapter of the national organization, GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), which meets monthly in Worcester.

Specializing in a wide range of stone countertops

June 28th, 2016

Majid Goharzadeh of Shrewsbury Marble & Granite in the showroom
Photo/Nancy Brumback

“We have the largest selection of marble and granite of any fabrication shop in New England. We have about 300 colors in actual slabs to select from. It’s not like selecting from a 6×6-inch sample,” said Majid Goharzadeh, owner of Shrewsbury Marble & Granite on Route 9.

Moore helps Massachusetts win XCel Regional Competition

June 28th, 2016

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Region – Christa Moore, 17, of Hubbardston, is a junior at Worcester Academy and an XCel Diamond gymnast at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury. After a strong meet at the Massachusetts XCel Gymnastics State Championship, she was named one of seven gymnasts from the entire state to represent Massachusetts in Regional Competition. Moore placed first on vault at the XCel Regional meet, helping Massachusetts win the competition, which is made up of all the New England states and New York.

William Gerardi, 93, of Shrewsbury

June 27th, 2016

Obit William Gerardi

Shrewsbury – William “Billy” Gerardi, 93, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died peacefully, but unexpectedly Friday, June 24, 2016 in the UMass Medical Center after becoming ill at home. His wife of 44 years, Helen A. (Ghiatis) Gerardi, died in 1995, and his beloved daughter, Shirley Kennedy, died in 2003. Billy is survived by his loving […]

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